FEEE – free childcare places

Free childcare places

Also called FEEE (Free Early Educational Entitlement).

All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of FEEE. This is usually taken as a maximum of 15 hours a week over 38 weeks of the year, in line with Leicestershire’s school term dates, but can be taken as fewer hours over more weeks. Some 2 year olds are also eligible.

What you need to do

1 Check if your child is eligible:-

CHECK – click here

2 Find a childcare provider which offers the FEEE. This might be a day nursery, pre-school and playgroup or a childminder

3 Check how you can use your hours

Sign a Parental Statement of Undertaking (PSOU) showing the hours your child attends the provider